Kirk Stensrud, CEO of Glacial Ridge Health System (GRHS), was the guest speaker at the Glenwood Rotary Club meeting on 1/18/22 and shared the state of COVID-19 locally. Testing capabilities, vaccinations, boosters, and the recent CMS mandate were also addressed.
Although working in health care has been a stressful and ever-changing situation the past few years, GRHS staff rise above daily challenges to give the best care for others. Here's the latest in scientific awareness of Omicron, vaccine effectiveness, and available treatments.
Donations of home oxygen concentrators can be dropped off with receptionists at the hospital or clinics during business hours.
Health systems across the nation, including Glacial Ridge in Glenwood, continue to strain and balance the everyday health needs in addition to caring for those with COVID. While Delta has been the predominant COVID variant in our community and state, Omicron is another concerning threat for several reasons. There’s a lot about Omicron that’s still...
GRHS staff remain dedicated to providing the highest level of healthcare for all area residents, even while the COVID-19 situation in our community continues to be challenging.
Glacial Ridge Ambulance, like all emergency medical services, is experiencing significant staff shortages and a large increase in emergency calls due to COVID.
With the holidays fast approaching, now is the perfect time to get the COVID-19 vaccine series or your booster shot. Boosters are encouraged and most of the public is eligible if you finished the Pfizer or Moderna two-shot series at least six months ago or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago....
Booster shots have been approved for additional COVID-19 vaccines, and a mix and match approach is approved by the FDA and CDC. Reception staff will be calling eligible patients to schedule an appointment.
GRHS staff are committed to giving these additional vaccines as soon as feasible and request your patience.
A surge in new cases, especially among the unvaccinated, combined with a shortage of nurses and other staff at hospitals is a big concern for all.